Jul 3 – 8, 2016
The University of Melbourne
Australia/Melbourne timezone

Top-philic Scalar DM with a Vector-like Top Partner

Jul 7, 2016, 3:00 PM
Carillo Gantner Theatre

Carillo Gantner Theatre

Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre The University of Melbourne VIC 3010 Australia
Talk Dark Matter and Particle Astrophysics Dark Matter and Particle Astrophysics


Peiwen Wu (Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS))


We consider a scalar top-philic Dark Matter (DM) $S$ coupling, apart from the Higgs portal, exclusively to the right-handed top quark $t_R$ and a colored vector-like top partner $T$ with a Yukawa coupling $y_{ST}$ which we call the topVL portal. When the Higgs portal is closed and $y_{ST}$ is perturbative $ (<1)$, $TS\to (W^+b, gt)$, $SS\to t\bar{t}$ and $T\bar{T}\to (q\bar{q},gg)$ provide the dominant annihilation contributions to obtain the correct thermal relic density in light, medium and heavy DM mass range, respectively. However, large $y_{ST}\sim\mathcal{O}(10)$ can make $SS\to gg$ dominate via the loop-induced coupling $C_{SSgg}$ in the $m_S < m_t$ region. In this model it is the $C_{SSgg}$ coupling that dominates DM-nucleon scattering in the direct detection, which can be large when $SS\to gg$ dominates the DM annihilation. The current LUX results can exclude the $SS\to gg$ dominating scenario and the expected sensitivity of XENON-1T may further test $y_{ST} > 1$, and $0.5 < y_{ST} < 1$ may be covered in the future LUX-ZP experiment. The indirect detection results from Fermi gamma-ray observations can also exclude the $SS\to gg$ dominating scenario and play a complementary role to direct detection in the heavy DM mass region, of which one order of magnitude of sensitivity improvement will push DM mass to be heavier than about 400, 600, 1000 GeV for $y_{ST}=0.3, 0.5, 1.0$, respectively. The colored top partner $T$ and its anti-particle can be produced in pair at the hadron collider. They will decay $100\%$ into $t\bar{t}+E^{miss}_T$ signal when kinematically open and receive constraints from the corresponding CMS measurements at 8 TeV. We found that the top partner mass in the range 300 (450)-850 GeV can be excluded for $m_S$ =0 (200) GeV.

Primary author

Peiwen Wu (Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS))


Prof. Seungwon Baek (Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)) pyungwon ko (Korea Inst. for Advanced Study (KIAS))

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